History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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, who has threatened his life, whom Joseph has caused to be taken with a precept; that the Lord would fill the heart of the Court with a spirit of to do justice, and cause that the law of the Land may be magnified in bringing him to justice.
4. That the Lord would provide in the order of his providence, the of the with means sufficient to discharge every debt that the order owes, in due season, that the church may not be brought into disrepute and the saints be afflicted by the hands of their enemies.
5. That the Lord would protect our printing press from the hands of evil men; and give us means to send forth his record,// even his gospel, that the ears of all may hear it, and also that we may print his scriptures; and also that he would give those, who were appointed to conduct the press, wisdom sufficient, that the cause may not be hindered, but that men’s eyes may thereby be opened to see the truth.
6. That the Lord would deliver Zion, and gather in his scattered people to possess it in peace; and also, while in their dispersion, that he would provide for them that they perish not with hunger nor cold. And finally, that God, in the Name of Jesus, would gather his elect, speedily, and unveil his face, that his saints might behold his glory, and dwell with him. Amen.
As soon as the intimated, or the news got began to circulate, that the Mormons, (as the people styled the church) would be restored to their possessions in (if they desired to be,) the “priests” of all denominations, as the men behind the scene, with the Mob, began to set their springs in motion, and by their secret councils, and false publications and insinuations, soured the public mind, and veiled the administration [HC 2:3] of the laws, so that any thing like a return to their houses and lands, or recovery of damage for losses sustained, seemed as distant as the day of Judgment, The power of wickedness and darkness walked hand in hand together, and the saints mourned. [p. 417]
, who has threatened his life, whom Joseph has caused to be taken with a precept; that the Lord would fill the heart of the Court with a spirit to do justice, and cause that the law of the Land may be magnified in bringing him to justice.
4. That the Lord would provide in the order of his providence, the of the with means sufficient to discharge every debt that the order owes, in due season, that the church may not be brought into disrepute and the saints be afflicted by the hands of their enemies.
5. That the Lord would protect our printing press from the hands of evil men; and give us means to send forth his record,// even his gospel, that the ears of all may hear it, and also that we may print his scriptures; and also that he would give those, who were appointed to conduct the press, wisdom sufficient, that the cause may not be hindered, but that men’s eyes may thereby be opened to see the truth.
6. That the Lord would deliver Zion, and gather in his scattered people to possess it in peace; and also, while in their dispersion, that he would provide for them that they perish not with hunger or cold. And finally, that God, in the Name of Jesus, would gather his elect, speedily, and unveil his face, that his saints might behold his glory, and dwell with him. Amen.
As soon as the intimated, or the news began to circulate, that the Mormons, (as the people styled the church) would be restored to their possessions in (if they desired to be,) the “priests” of all denominations, as the men behind the scene, with the Mob, began to set their springs in motion, and by their secret councils, and false publications and insinuations, soured the public mind, and veiled the administration [HC 2:3] of the laws, so that any thing like a return to their houses and lands, or recovery of damage for losses sustained, seemed as distant as the day of Judgment, The power of wickedness and darkness walked hand in hand together, and the saints mourned. [p. 417]
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